May 29, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Q. Patty Tavatanakit, a 6&4 winner over Nasa Hataoka to advance to the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play quarterfinals. Patty, you're making look easy: 5&4 yesterday, 6&4 today. How nice is it to get done early?
PATTY TAVATANAKIT: It's definitely a nice feeling knowing if you win you're playing 36 today, and just to get out of there as fast as I can and have more time to rest and recover for the next round.
It's always a good feeling to have that in the back of my mind.
Q. You only lost one hole to Nasa today at No. 13. You started off strong with wins at 1 and 2 and followed that up with wins at 6 and 8 to make the turn 4-up. You never looked back. Put your foot on the gas right out of the get-go. What was the mindset?
PATTY TAVATANAKIT: Like, again, I was really present today. I was in my own world just playing my golf game and wasn't really aware of anything but myself. I didn't -- like at the time when I was on 13, 14, I didn't even know how many holes I had left.
It's still like that mindset of you're still ready to play more no matter what. I think that's really good for match play, and not get ahead of myself and just keep pedaling until the last hole and last putt.
Q. I've heard a lot of players this week that it takes a while to adjust to Shadow Creek. You seem like you've adjusted pretty quickly. What about it has gotten your attention and earned your respect to play so well?
PATTY TAVATANAKIT: You know what, the first couple days I was struggling with ball striking. You have to hit it good here. I feel like I got adjusted to that pretty well.
Just kind of seeing my shot way better the past two rounds.
If anything, I also read the greens a little better and have the right speed for the appropriate amount of breaks, so that helped a lot for the last two rounds. I was able to make some birdie putts, and I didn't really make much the first two rounds.
To be able to have that adjustment and walking into the weekend and playing again today, it's a good feeling.
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